She only has one leg and has difficulties walking to school every day using her crutches, yet Jean Arija Daipal was determined to study and fulfill her dream of becoming a doctor someday.
Jean lives 2 km away from her school in Toboso, Negros Occidental. Each day, she has to walk over 4 km just to attend her classes, yet this challenge was something the young lady struggled hard to overcome.
For Jean, having one leg might be difficult but she dreams of becoming a doctor someday to help others like her live a better life. Thus, she tries her best to attend her classes no matter how difficult her situation might be.
School principal Junar T Mahilum admired Jean’s determination and wished that she would be an inspiration to many more young people so they would try their best to work on their dreams, no matter their status in life or the problems they face.
According to the school principal, they had given Jean an award for her determination and perseverance back when she was in her younger elementary years. This helped the girl feel encouraged to try harder – and she was able to overcome those challenges to graduate from elementary.
But now that she faces more challenges in the coming years as she heads to junior high school, Jean hopes someone would help her obtain an artificial leg so she can walk better to school. Mahilum expressed admiration that the young lady still has her education as priority; thus, he shared her story on social media in hopes that someone might be able to help her out.
Indeed, Jean’s story became an inspiration to many. Mahilum would later post an update, saying there were many people who came forward to offer financial assistance for Jean. There were also a number of people who offered to help her get that artificial leg she hoped to have – and everyone is rooting for this young lady to finish her studies and become a doctor!
Source: Junar T Mahilum / Facebook